They were gathering the white millet, / In those new fields, / And in these acres brought only one year under [...] Cf. Shijing 178
1. Tsze-lû said, "The duke Hwan caused his brother Chiû to be killed, when Shâo Hû died with his master, but Kwan Chung [...] Cf. Lunyu 363
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
A cool-matted silvery bed; but no dreams.... / An evening sky as green as water, shadowed with tender clouds; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 305
Ground the possession of which imports great advantage to either side, is contentious ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 182
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